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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Review

29th August 2018 in Exfoliation, Skincare - 10 Comments - 3 min read

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Review

29th August 2018 in Exfoliation, Skincare - 10 Comments - 3 min read >/div>

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I can categorically say that i enjoy and use chemical exfoliants the most simply because i find them to work really well and there is no chance of you scrubbing too hard like with manual exfoliants. Up until recently you wouldn’t have been able to change my mind that is until i tried the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant which is a daily use exfoliating powder like the name suggests and is suitable for all skin types. As i said i dont usually like buffing/manual exfoliants but i was won over by Dermalogica’s unique Rice-based powder formula that activates upon contact with water which in turn releases some fantastic ingredients such as Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes that micro-exfoliate any dead cells that may be laying on top of the skin.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Review

I was impressed with the fact that this exfoliant isn’t solely physical, it is chemical as well. If you aren’t sure what salicylic acid is i did a post on my instagram explaining all about its fantastic application @theskincaresaviour 

I really like that Daily Microfoliant is a mixture between the two and is gentle enough that you can use it everyday! I feel like this would be especially good for those of you with oily/combination – congested blackhead prone skin.

Meet Salicylic Acid, probably one of favourite ingredients for a number of issues from fighting acne, getting rid of blackheads and helping to manage pore size but its primary benefit is an an exfoliant, it helps the skin to shed dead cells in a way similar to how skin acts when we are younger. . I bet you didn’t know that Salicylic Acid is actually a derivative of acetylsalicylic acid which is more commonly known as Aspirin 😱 it’s great as Salicylic Acid has all the benefits such as soothing inflammation, itchiness and redness . Salicylic acid is oil permeable which means it’s one of the few ingredients that can actually penetrate the pore lining enabling it to flush out all the hardened sebum and skin cells that cause blackheads. . Of course Salicylic Acid isn’t a complete treatment you will need to pair it with other ingredients as once you get the pore clean you need to keep it clean other wise it will just form another blackhead so cleansing properly is a must. . . Salicylic acid comes in different products in different forms from creams/cleansers/lotions/toners like the @paulaschoiceuk 2% BHA . . . . . #bha #skincareobsessed #Shinyhappybloggers #Glasgowblogger #Scottishbloggers #paulaschoice #cosmetics #Bloggerstribe #exfoliation #makeuplove #salicylicacid #betahydroxyacid #Aspirin #makeupmess #Skincarecommunity #skincare #Blogandbeyond #instabeauty

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I’ve been using this for about 3 weeks now and i absolutely love it because for one it doesn’t irritate my skin and cause microtears like what is possible with some physical exfoliants nominally St Ives Apricot Scrub which should never be used ever! Probably the worst scrub in existence haha.

I like that it has a BHA in it because i am quite prone to blackheads and congestion and since ive been using this ive noticed my skin is less congested and blackheads are no more which is amazing!

Results wise you will start to see results the first time you use it as it is a physical/chemical exfoliant your skin will feel softer and more textured but for getting rid of congestion and getting rid of blackheads and the like that will take some time but its worth keeping at it.

You can find the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant in professional spas/salons that carry Dermalogica as well as online at JohnLewis.com for £49.50*

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